City Councilman Corey Johnson said the measure would require buildings taller than six stories to have emergency public-address systems so first responders and building managers can communicate better with residents.
The proposal comes in the wake of a three-alarm blaze in Hell’s Kitchen that took the life of Daniel McClung and critically injured his husband.
As of Wednesday evening, friends had raised more than $50,000 toward the recovery of a man whose husband died in a Hell’s Kitchen high-rise fire this past weekend.
The husband of a man killed in a Hell’s Kitchen high-rise fire remained hospitalized Tuesday night, and his family said he was beginning “the long road to physical and emotional recovery.”
Fire officials said that unless your building has a sprinkler system the stairway will act as a chimney, a vertical funnel for smoke.
A transformer fire in Hell’s Kitchen was extinguished Sunday without any customers suffering power outages, Con Edison said.
Authorities are handing out a letter to several bars in the city, asking businesses to consider the negative impact that SantaCon has on the community.
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Two people, including a police officer, were injured when an NYPD squad car and a van collided in Hell’s Kitchen.
Police Sunday evening were searching for the robber who held up a Hell’s Kitchen deli this weekend.
A dean at a high school in Hell’s Kitchen has resigned, after investigators said he had sex with four students – one of them 16 years old.
Several New York City LGBT nightspots have decided to take spirits made in Russia off their shelves, as part of a protest against anti-gay laws in that country.
A maintenance foreman from Judlau Waterworks was shot in the chest, but his injuries were considered to be non-life threatening.
The shooting took place at around 9:30 a.m. The man’s wounds are not considered life-threatening, according to EMS. He has been transported to an area hospital.
Midtown residents and weekend workers might have heard explosions Saturday, but no one should be alarmed.